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Benqueños search for normalcy after riot

Tonight, most Belizeans are still coming to terms with the graphic images captured on video depicting over a hundred Benqueños clashing violently with police on Wednesday. Two people remain hospitalised [...]

Police: teargas/live rounds justifiable

While the police officers on the ground in Benque maintain that they made every effort to end the confrontation peacefully, exercised extreme patience and only took action when it was [...]

Ladyville man robbed of $5,000

A man from Ladyville is tonight bemoaning the loss of several of his personal items after his home was burglarised on Wednesday. Jim Duncan, a resident of Vista del Mar, [...]

Fumigation at Romac’s goes wrong; store closed

Attention Belize City shoppers: if you were planning to pick up a few groceries at the Romac’s supermarket today, you might have noticed that the doors were inexplicably closed. It [...]

H.R.C.U. records another good financial year

On Wednesday, the Holy Redeemer Credit Union held its fifty-eighth annual general meeting…and as usual, the nation’s most widely owned financial institution is doing remarkably well. H.R.C.U. reports a seventeen [...]

Belizean youths to take part in global service day

Tomorrow, Belize will join one hundred and twenty countries in celebrating Global Youth Service Day under the theme: Develop a Youth. The day is a first for Belize and has [...]

Miss Y contestants strut their stuff

It seems like only yesterday that the first Miss Y strutted across the stage and into the hearts of Belizeans. In fact, it was ten years ago…and as this year’s [...]

Benque riot: 2 protestors shot, 27 cops injured

It seemed eerily similar to last year’s riot at the Tower Hill Bridge: protestors throwing rocks, police responding with teargas and bullets and amidst the confusion, the original purpose of [...]

Gov’t says actions were justified

Janelle Chanona “Now late this evening the government has appointed Chief of Staff Francis Fonseca to be their spokesperson on this incident and this evening he stopped by to give [...]

Suspect charged with murder

He was detained shortly after the shooting death of Mark Henry on Saturday. Today, twenty-three year old Jason “Soup” Williams was charged with the crime of murder. Henry was shot [...]

Fire Dept. takes heat for San Pedro blaze

The National Fire Service has concluded its investigation into the problems the San Pedro Fire Department experienced when it responded to Saturday’s early morning fire on the island. Fire Chief [...]

E.U. aids banana industry

Belize’s banana growers will benefit from a six million dollar grant provided by the European Union. The money, part of a larger aid package to A.C.P. banana producers, will be [...]

U.S. Army medical team to visit Stann Creek

Its policies in defence of banana giants like Chiquita and Dole may have put Belize’s banana industry on its knees, but the United States government is apparently trying to compensate [...]

Last semi-finalist chosen for karaoke

The stage is now set for the next round of Karaoke Television as last night at Club Calypso the competition’s tenth semi-finalist was chosen. Here’s how it went. Williams Neal, [...]

E.P. Yorke recruits new students

Education in Belize is becoming more competitive, and secondary schools are reaching out to standard six students and selling their institutions with increasing vigour. Today, News 5′s Jacqueline Woods visited [...]

Bus owners and Gov’t reach compromise on fares

They’ve been banging heads for the better part of a week, but tonight bus owners and the government have reached a compromise on the issue of new fares. News 5′s [...]

Corozal credit union rallies around manager

The saga of the Corozal credit union continues tonight as more details of Sunday’s general meeting emerge. News 5 has been reliably informed that in addition to reinstating general manager [...]

Two drown in weekend tragedies

Two people have died in separate drowning incidents over the weekend. In Cotton Tree, thirteen-year-old Jose Victor Aldana was swimming in the Belize River around noon on Sunday when he [...]

Woman killed in W. Hwy accident

A Guatemalan woman has died as the result of a traffic accident on the Western Highway. Filbertha Madrid-Suchite was dead on arrival at Belmopan Hospital after the car in which [...]

4 detained in Belmopan robbery

The proprietor of a Belmopan fried chicken emporium is recovering from a knock to the head after he tried to resist an armed robbery. Forty year old Jang Shi-fa told [...]

B.E.L. reports good year, despite hurricane

It took a licking from Hurricane Iris, not to mention a storm of protest over the Chalillo hydro project, but in the end, 2001 was not such a bad year [...]

Artist comes home, still has her touch

When she married a man from Tobago and relocated there six years ago, it was our loss and that island’s gain. But artist Rachael Heusner Superville has not abandoned Belize [...]

Book fair draws students to reading

The literacy rate may not be what it once was in Belize, but judging from events at the library, books are more popular than ever. Jacqueline Woods reports. Jacqueline Woods, [...]

Fire leaves nearly 100 San Pedranos homeless

The town of San Pedro is no stranger to misfortune, but most of the community’s disasters are of the natural variety, namely hurricanes. But the storm which struck Ambergris Caye [...]

Bus owners, Gov’t still deadlocked on fares

Owners of Belize’s bus lines and government officials remain closeted in Belmopan tonight, as yet unable to break the stalemate over bus fares. A protest in Benque Viejo this morning [...]